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Benefits of Membership

Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay – deeply rooted in native plants. We are wildly appreciative of our members and want to ensure you take full advantage of your membership benefits. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We are glad you are here! Household Memberships: A Household Membership applies to all members of […] Continue reading "Benefits of Membership"

Work Continues at St. Mary’s Animal Adoption and Resource Center

“Recently, a dedicated group of students rallied together yet again to embark on a transformative journey – turning weed-overgrown flower beds into a fertile canvas for the place of a future native pollinator garden. Our first garden prep session was successful, but we still had more to accomplish. Armed with enthusiasm and a shared vision […] Continue reading "Work Continues at St. Mary’s Animal Adoption and Resource Center"

Please support our local native plant nurseries

We were pleased to see that three business members of Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay were featured in today’s Nuts for Natives’ Native Plant Blog. Please support our local members! Bona Terra Nursery Washington D.C. and Friendship, MD (Anne Arundel County) (soon to be Indian Head, MD; Charles County) Bona Terra Nursery Bona Terra Nursery grows […] Continue reading "Please support our local native plant nurseries"

Ban the Sale Of Harmful Invasive Plants in Maryland!

Update regarding pending legislation HB979/SB915 “The Biodiversity and Agriculture Protection Act” (aka, the Maryland Invasive Plant Species bill), which will improve Maryland’s existing invasive plant legislation. Since the State passed its first invasive plant law in 2011, Maryland has prohibited the sale of just six Tier 1 plants, or 2% of our 300 recognized invasive plants.  […] Continue reading "Ban the Sale Of Harmful Invasive Plants in Maryland!"

Action Needed for Maryland HB0979

HB0979 Agriculture – Invasive Plant Species – Regulation (Biodiversity and Agriculture Protection Act) Sponsored by Delegate Foley Status In the House – Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. For a further understanding of the bill being heard tomorrow afternoon – click on this link: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0979 Then click on “Fiscal and Policy Note”. The FISCAL AND POLICY NOTE […] Continue reading "Action Needed for Maryland HB0979"

Work Begins at St. Mary’s Animal Adoption and Resource Center

“We’re excited to share the progress made during our workday on February 22 for the native pollinator garden project at the St. Mary’s County Animal Adoption & Resource Center in collaboration with Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay, the St. Mary’s County Garden Club, and Friends of St. Clements Bay. We joined forces with students of Mrs. […] Continue reading "Work Begins at St. Mary’s Animal Adoption and Resource Center"

Support for Maryland State Bills

Legislative Session 2024 Two bills before the Maryland General Assembly during this Legislative Session need support from our Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay Members. The Biodiversity and Agriculture Protection Act (SB0915 and HB0979) seeks to: Alter the regulatory approach for controlling invasive plant species in the State, and require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a […] Continue reading "Support for Maryland State Bills"